The Moto Series
2018, Artist: Heather D'Anca
After completing Modern Retro in The Magazine Series, I was inspired to use artist Mick Ofield’s vintage motorcycle drawings printed in Roadracing World in a more comprehensive way. In 2015, the basement of our house in Westchester, IL flooded and forced us to remove the storage cabinets because the bases were all molded. Instead of putting everything into a dumpster, I took the cabinets apart and salvaged anything that could be used again. With that, I had four cabinet doors that were untouched by water. I had stored them in the studio with other items to potentially be used for art purposes until I realized that I had four doors and four of Mick Ofield's drawings. With that, I stained the doors, cut out the most meaningful words from the corresponding issues of Roadracing World and found parts that had been removed from my 2016 KTM 390 Duke to use as 3D elements in this mixed-media series. To finish, I hand-braided wires for hanging devices and then hung them above my husband’s workbench to serve as further inspiration for his racing career.